Share your skills with our non-profit organisation and help improve the lives of others in Have-Domefe, Ghana

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    We are a Ghanaian non governmental organization registered in 2019, with ecological farming for main occupation, in the aim to feed poor and needy. We are recognized to support poor vulnerable communities, including rural farmers, vulnerable children, women, youth, people living with AIDS/HIV, and the disabled.
    Where do we operate?
    We operate in a rural area called Have, in the Volta region of Ghana on the main road from Accra to Hohoe. It’s about 100km from Accra, the capital city of Ghana, which is in 4 hours reach by car, as the roads are not brand new.
    Other cities are relatively close to Have. For instance Ho, the regional capital of Volta region, is less than an hour far from Have by car. A car to Kpando takes about 40 minutes and a car to Hohoe takes about 1 hour.
    The main transport system in the Region is the “tro-tro”, a collective van that you pick at the road side as they travel from places to places. They’ll take us to the surrounded cities for a reduced price.
    Have is surrounded by tropical rain-forest and lies between the Akwapim-Togo Mountain chains and the Volta lake.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Enseñanza
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Hostelería/turismo
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    While on exchange, volunteers can benefit from a multitude of unique life experiences. You can also have a tour exposer around our local area at your own expense.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Help
    We have rather diverse bunch of new projects we want to pursue (details bellow for the curious minds) ,on top of our current occupations that are mainly centered around the farm, with which we always need hands (weeding, planting harvesting etc…). Whenever you’ll decide to work with us, I’ll ask you which type of crop you want to farm (being cassava, maize, okro, tomato, yam, plantain…) and I’ll dedicate a portion of the land for your little farm ;)

    Some projects of ours you could add your grain of salt to are:
    1.Our vegetable processing project
    What is the project?
    As you may already know, the rain regime in the region is bi-modal, with a glorious rainy season where everything grows delightfully, followed by a dry season where we only harvest yam and cassava that have been planted some months before.

    As an outcome maintaining, a proper portion of fruit and vegetables in the diets is proving more difficult and expensive during the dry season, and post harvest losses are witnessed during the rainy season, as all the production can not be absorbed by sales or our household consumption.
    Thus, following the great idea of our last volunteer, we took the leap and started a food processing project in order to maintain the availability of fruits and vegetables during the whole year and gain some freedom of choice regarding the time at which we wish to sell our products!

    How can you help while you’re there with us?
    Any technical abilities, background or knowledge in food processing will be greatly appreciated, whether it’s in caning, smoking, drying, fermenting, juicing, jam making we are trying it all!

    2. Our farming practices optimization projects
    What is the project?
    As explained earlier, our main activity right now is farming, so we also have a lot to do there! To keep it short, we would like to make our system more efficient, while keeping it regenerative environmentally sustainable.
    How can you help while you’re there with us?
    We will be happy to share our skills and knowledge with you, and excited to hear from yours!
    For example, at the moment, we working on finding weed control solutions to keep the workload associated with weeding bellow a reasonable threshold, we are also working on regenerating soil fertility and organic matter pools, and shifting toward a little poultry production during the dry season.
    If you see anything that sparks your interest let us know

    3. Our be hives project
    What is the project?
    In 2018, we installed be hives in the surrounding of the farms, but a repeated bush fires and acts of vandalism caused the life of this endeavor. Still, we are attached to this project, as it enhances crop fertility, insects biodiversity and revenue stability (as honey has a very long shelf life).
    Later in the year, we will be putting be hives on the farm again, in a more secluded area, if that’s something you’re excited about doing we will be glad to share thoughts and ideas on this.

    4. Our tiny home building projects
    What is the project?
    To fulfill our goal to provide for vulnerable communities even further, we had the idea of building a tiny home next to our family house to welcome underprivileged children. We want to provide them with a family-like setting where they can grow to the best of their abilities. We got some cement and blocks already, so it’s just missing hands to start.
    On top of the help you can provide by working with us, you might want to contribute materially to the following project

    5. Our private library projects
    What is the project?
    Hand in hand with the building project, we would like to start a library there once the building is up and standing
    How can you help while you’re there with us?
    You can bring printed technical and scientific literature on processing, farming practices (various tropical crops technical itinerary, weed and pest control, processing equipment and techniques...)
    And otherwise, just bring some of your favorites books! Whether in your language and/or in English, so you can entertain yourself, the kids, and (hopefully) the many more volunteers to come.

    Also, if you would prefer teaching or working as a nurse in our local clinic we can connect you with the right people to allow you to do so !

    + 6. General item donations ideas list

    Cooking/processing items (cooking scale, cooking thermometer, manual blenders/grinder, sharpening stones etc...)
    Pencils and general stationary items and drawing materials (color pencil, paint, paint brushes) Books
    Old Clothes and shoes
    Used functional mobile phone and laptops
    Digital and video camera
    English books for school kids
    construction block for games small cars/toys, Barbie dolls, Dinette cooking play
    Balls of any kind (football rugby softball volley) and pump

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido

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    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Accommodation
    You will have the opportunity to live as local ghanean people do, so you’ll experience how regular days run in the host family. You will be staying right with us in a compound house which has 4 extra empty rooms. Each room accommodates a volunteer.
    The bathroom and the toilets are outside as it is locally made sounds weird but you’ll love it.

    We provide food and water for the volunteers except the Breakfast due to recently rising prices. You can take care of your breakfast yourself or hand us 15 Cedi/day, so we prepare breakfast for you. For lunch and dinner, we prepare local food, for example banku, rice, yam, plantain, fufu, beans, stew soup, fish and sometimes meat. During dry season we eat a lot of carbs, as vegetables are more scarce/expensive.

    If you are vegetarian or you need a special diet please let us know in order to accommodate your need.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    What else:
    Some more points and info you may want to be aware of:
    We do have a general hot weather, so you might be tempted to only bring short, but pack at least one strong pair of jeans with you for working in the farm.
    I (Lawrence) love being in the forest more than anything, so I can spend day and night there, BUT as I don’t want my volunteers to stay in the sun to much and get heatstroke, there will be times at which you’ll be relaxing at the house with Akofa (my wife) and/or the kids while I’m out and about, hunting, weeding or watering the crops.

    It's a rural area, which means your credit card will be of no use here, so remember to take papermoney with you ! You'll be able to change your money in our currency when arriving at the airport, remember me to bring you there when I'll come to pick you up.

    The dry season is VERY dusty, so if you come between December and march, bringing white clothes might be too bold of a fashion statement. It also can be a hazard for electronics, so make sure you have cases or socket to keep them when you’re not using it.

    Local people might ask you for your number (or jokingly your hand in marriage) during your trip, because they often associate being white with being wealthy. As a result, we tell our volunteer to not communicate personal information to prevent any harassment issues. In addition, there will always be a member of the family or a close friend by your side when going around so that you stay safe.

    We currently have no WiFi connection as of yet, you will get a rechargeable SIM card on which you can by data bundle to keep chatting with friend and family while you’re here, but keep in mind that it goes by rather fast, so you’ll probably have to detox from heavy social media use and streaming services.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    There is no wifi at our place, but you'll be able to get a local rechargable PIN with Wich you'll be able to reach rather fast 4G

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have enough space to host our volunteers travelling with their campervans.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Yes!! we accepts our volunteers with their pets.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 344412235786